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Best bets for the 2021 NBA playoffs

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The NBA playoffs are in full force, and there are plenty of betting opportunities each night and in futures. Which teams will emerge from the postseason?

Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (29-16 regular season, 1-2 play-in, 9-9 playoffs), Joe Fortenbaugh (14-14, 1-1, 11-12, André Snellings (61-42-1, 5-4, 35-44-2), Tyler Fulghum (24-30, 1-1, 14-7) and Anita Marks (24-17, 0-6, 23-17) -- are here to give their best bets for the playoffs.

Records through Monday. Odds by Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill unless noted otherwise.


Tuesday's best bets

Game 5: Milwaukee Bucks (-3, 219) at Brooklyn Nets

Series tied 2-2

Snellings: This series matched the top two scoring offenses in the NBA in terms of points per game, but thus far this series has been more about physical play and defense than easy scoring. With Kyrie Irving (ankle) joining James Harden (hamstring) on both out, it's possible that two of the better playmakers in the NBA could be sidelined for Game 5. In the last three games, these two teams have averaged 187.7 combined points per game and at least one of the teams has been held under 90 points three times during that stretch. It seems unlikely that the scoring will dramatically uptick for Game 5.